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Bus Tour of the Civil War Battlefield at Nashville

Saturday, December 6  ♦ Tour Begins at 9 a.m.    Returns at 12:30 p.m.

Take a guided tour of the site where the last desperate battle of the Civil War was fought on Tennessee soil — the Battle of Nashville. Tennessee State Museum interpreters will take participants by bus to the important locations of the battle and explain what happened there.

Nearly 150 years to the day, we’ll travel the same path down Charlotte Avenue as Wilson’s Union Calvary did on the first day of the battle when they surprised Confederate pickets near what is now I-440. The tour will follow their path as they swung eastward; the first stop will be Belle Meade Mansion where bullet holes remain in the columns.

The group will continue eastward to Redoubt #4, a small Confederate fortification near Hillsboro Road, which was the first to fall to Union troops. Redoubt #1 near Hillsboro Road and Woodmont Blvd. will be the next stop.

Granbury’s Lunette, where Confederates were able to repel the Union Army’s attack on the first day (with heavy casualties endured by the Union First Colored Brigade), is also on the tour. This site was rediscovered by the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society in the 1990s; it had been overgrown by vegetation.

Other stops will include the Battle of Nashville Monument, Battery Lane, and Peach Orchard Hill where the Confederate line was anchored on the second day of fighting. From there we’ll travel to Shy’s Hill, the location where the Confederate lines finally broke, ending the battle.

The Battle of Nashville, fought on December 15 and 16, 1864, was one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War. After fighting in the costly bloodletting at Franklin just two weeks before, the Confederate Army of Tennessee was virtually destroyed in the battle at Nashville.

Our guide will relate the hopelessness of Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood’s attack, and detail how Union Major General John Thomas was able to execute a near perfect battle plan.

Ever wondered what all those silver historical signs about the Battle of Nashville actually say on the side of the road? Here’s a great opportunity to find out!

For questions, call (615) 253-0146 or email: public.programs@tn.gov

 

 





tn4me

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120

FREE ADMISSION

Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 





tn4me

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120

FREE ADMISSION

Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org